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Monday September 2, 2013 MYT 7:00:00 AM
Sunday September 1, 2013 MYT 7:13:06 PM
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – so goes the popular saying. I agree. Incorporating fun in learning is vital, more so with children.
Since kids, unlike adults, have a shorter attention span, it would be helpful if we as parents and educators get their attention when they are being taught.
As a mother, I try to educate my child by being hands-on with her learning. I sit down with her as we colour, practise drawing and endless doodling. I let her do as she pleases, even if it may sometimes result in a few doodles on the wall, a few of my books being torn to pieces, and the ABC blocks flying!
Whenever there is an opportunity, I teach her how to count. In addition, since I am a voracious reader myself, I am so happy that my little girl has adopted my love for books and print, and she too delights in our frequent visits to bookshops. I am a proud parent of a very bright little girl aged two!
As a family of three – my husband, myself and our two-year-old toddler, we incorporate fun in learning, especially when we explore our environment or travel locally or abroad. These are such fun times for us, especially when visiting different places we have not been to before.
Not only do we adults enjoy these times, but even our toddler appreciates the sights. This, we do regularly – going out to malls, on educational trips and visiting gardens on a weekly basis. Travel abroad is something we do at least thrice a year.
It is also said that learning never stops and that it transcends age. Whether it is our two-year-old, or we as parents, learning is a neverending cycle. So, why not make it a happy and fun experience for everyone?
Maria Isabel Laude
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